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2nd Grade Shapes Activities – 2D and 3D Shapes, Attributes of Shapes, and More!


Students go to the carnival in this immersive, hands-on 2D & 3D shapes experience. This resource includes 4 interactive geometry activities, ideal for review at the end of your geometry unit. Activities are ideal for 2nd grade but can be easily adapted for 3rd grade. Activities cover geometry concepts including 2D and 3D shapes and their attributes.

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Welcome to The Carnival of Shapes! This math activity pack includes 4 hands-on, interactive math review 2nd grade shapes activities to help reinforce and review 2D and 3D shapes and their attributes**NOW DISTANCE LEARNING COMPATIBLE**

These math review 2nd grade shapes activities are low prep and designed to meet 2nd grade standards, but can easily be adapted for 1st or 3rd grade. Can be used in small groups, whole group, or individually as centers!

*NOTE: This resource is part of a bundle. If you would rather purchase the bundle for 20% off, simply click here: Math Review Activity Bundle*


  • Bobbing for Shapes – identifying shapes based on attributes
  • Shape Walk – drawing shapes when given an attribute
  • Popcorn Sort – identifying polygons, non-polygons, and 3D shapes
  • Carnival Rides – finding and naming shapes



While this resource is BEST used as a hands-on, in person experience, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, using this resource as it is intended may not be an option. In light of this, I have created a digital version of these 2D and 3D shapes activities that can be assigned to students via Google Classroom.

The digital version includes all the same activities in an interactive, Google slides format. In addition to these activities, the digital experience includes:

  • detailed teacher guide explaining the activities and how to customize them for your students
  • Audio available for students who need to have instructions read to them
  • Answer key for digital version

The links to the digital files are included in the PDF download upon purchase.



Standards addressed in this resource:

  • CCSS: 2.G.A.1
  • TEKS: MA.2.8.A, MA.2.8.B, MA.2.8.C


All math review units include thorough instructions for set up and answer keys when applicable. If you’re feeling creative, math reviews make GREAT room transformations! Please share any pictures with me via Instagram (@theaverageteacher).

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